What happens on a farm in Ohio can add to dead zone problems in the Gulf of Mexico; Midwest policymakers are addressing the issue _lowres


The farmlands of the Midwest are contributing to a dead zone the size of Connecticut in the Gulf of Mexico, where low oxygen levels have made it impossible for fish and other aquatic life to survive, according to a report in The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.

On Wednesday, policymakers from across the Midwest met in Columbus to talk about ways to ease that dead zone and solve other agriculture-runoff problems.

See The Columbus Dispatch story here.